Ross photo postcard after depicting the young Jackie Coogan, dressed up a little gentleman.
3,5 x, 5,5 inches. Fine condition.
John Leslie (Jackie) Coogan (1914 – 1984) was an American actor who began his movie career as a child actor in silent films.
He began his acting career as an infant in both vaudeville and film, with an unaccredited role in the 1917 film Skinner's Baby. Charlie Chaplin discovered him in a vaudeville house, doing the "shimmy," a popular dance at the time, on the stage. His father, Jack Coogan, Sr. was also an actor. The boy was a natural mimic, and delighted Chaplin with his abilities in this area. As a child actor, he is best remembered for his role as Charlie Chaplin's irascible sidekick in the film classic The Kid (1921) and for the title role in Oliver Twist, directed by Frank Lloyd, the following year.
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